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MLS Eligible Player Lists announced for End-of-Year Waivers Process, Free Agency, and Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Process

Major League Soccer today announced the lists of players eligible for End-of-Year Waivers, Free Agency, and Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Process.  In advance of these three postseason roster mechanisms, the transition from a rolling calendar to a single announcement date adds to the transparency of disclosing the contract status of all option-declined and out-of-contract players following Thursday’s option exercise deadline.

On Monday, Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. ET, the End-of-Year Waivers process gives the clubs that finished at the bottom of the 2019 standings the first opportunities to select from out-of-contract, typically young players who have not met the minimum number of service years for Free Agency or the Re-Entry Process. Beginning in reverse order, and taking into account postseason performance, FC Cincinnati will select first. The 2019 MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders FC will have the 24th pick, and expansion clubs Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF will have the 25th and 26thselections to end each round.  

End-of-Year Waivers Process Rules & Procedure |  End-of-Year Waivers List

Immediately following the End-of Year-Waivers process, Free Agency opens on Monday, Nov. 25 for players – who are at least age 28 with at least eight MLS service years and either option-declined or out-of-contract with a bona fide offer extended from their current club. Free Agents can negotiate a new contract with any MLS club, including their previous team, subject to certain restrictions. During a given year, clubs may acquire a maximum of two out-of-contract players via Free Agency. 

Free Agents may also participate in the Re-Entry Process.

Free Agency Rules & Procedures | Free Agency List

The Re-Entry Process, Stage 1 begins on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. ET. Similar to the End-of-Year Waivers process, the Re-Entry process is conducted in the same reverse order of the 2019 season finish, keeping in mind postseason performance. During the Re-Entry process, MLS clubs can select from three types of eligible players:

1.       Option-declined players who are at least 23 years old with a minimum of three service years

2.       Out-of-contract players who are at least 25 years old with a minimum of four service years and whose clubs did not wish to re-sign at their previous salary

3.       Free Agents

Re-Entry Process Rules & Procedure | | Re-Entry List

The final postseason roster mechanism will be Stage 2 of the Re-Entry Process, which will be conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The list of players eligible for Re-Entry, Stage 2 will be announced on Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. ET. 

 

2019 END-OF-YEAR WAIVERS LIST

 

Atlanta United

Chris Goslin

Atlanta United

Jose Hernandez

Atlanta United

Kevin Kratz

Atlanta United

Patrick Okonkwo

Atlanta United

Florentin Pogba

Chicago Fire FC

Diego Campos

Chicago Fire FC

Elliot Collier

Chicago Fire FC

Nicolas Gaitan

Chicago Fire FC

Aleksandar Katai

Chicago Fire FC

Cristian Martinez

Chicago Fire FC

Amando Moreno

FC Cincinnati

Nazmi Albadawi

FC Cincinnati

Justin Hoyte

FC Cincinnati

Forrest Lasso

FC Cincinnati

Emmanuel Ledesma

Columbus Crew SC

Ben Lundgaard

Columbus Crew SC

Edward Opoku

Columbus Crew SC

Eduardo Sosa

Colorado Rapids

Sam Raben

Colorado Rapids

Tommy Smith

D.C. United

Antonio Bustamante

D.C. United

Leonardo Jara

D.C. United

Marquinhos Pedroso

FC Dallas

Edwin Gyasi

Houston Dynamo

Kevin Garcia

Los Angeles Football Club

Lamar Batista

Los Angeles Football Club

Javier Perez

Los Angeles Football Club

Peter-Lee Vassell

LA Galaxy

Favio Alvarez

LA Galaxy

Hugo Arellano

LA Galaxy

Tomas Hilliard-Arce

LA Galaxy

Bradford Jamieson IV

Minnesota United FC

Carter Manley

Minnesota United FC

Wilfried Moimbe-Tahrat

Minnesota United FC

Ally Ng'anzi

Montreal Impact

Jason Beaulieu

Montreal Impact

Omar Browne

Montreal Impact

Daniel Kinumbe

Montreal Impact

Ken Krolicki

Montreal Impact

Thomas Meilleur-Giguere

Montreal Impact

Bacary Sagna

Montreal Impact

Jeisson Vargas

New England Revolution

Juan Caicedo

New England Revolution

Zachary Herivaux

New York City FC

Daniel Bedoya

New York City FC

Jeff Caldwell

New York City FC

Abdi Mohamed

New York City FC

Ebenezer Ofori

New York Red Bulls

Jean-Christophe Koffi

Orlando City SC

Carlos Ascues

Orlando City SC

Adam Grinwis

Orlando City SC

Cam Lindley

Orlando City SC

Greg Ranjitsingh

Orlando City SC

Lamine Sane

Philadelphia Union

Marco Fabian 

Philadelphia Union

Haris Medunjanin

Portland Timbers

Claude Dielna

Portland Timbers

Modou Jadama

Portland Timbers

Foster Langsdorf

Real Salt Lake

Danilo Acosta

San Jose Earthquakes

Harold Cummings

San Jose Earthquakes

Kevin Partida

Sporting Kansas City 

Nicolas Hasler

Sporting Kansas City 

Gedion Zelalem

Toronto FC

Jon Bakero

Toronto FC

Aidan Daniels

Toronto FC

Ryan Telfer

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Joaquin Ardaiz

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Lass Bangoura

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Brendan McDonough

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Sean Melvin

 

 

2019 FREE AGENCY LIST

 

Atlanta United 

Jeff Larentowicz

Out of Contract

 Atlanta United 

Justin Meram

Option Decline

 Atlanta United 

Michael Parkhurst

Out of Contract

 Atlanta United 

Brek Shea

Out of Contract

 Colorado Rapids 

Tim Howard

Out of Contract

 Columbus Crew SC 

Ricardo Clark

Out of Contract

 Columbus Crew SC 

Federico Higuain

Out of Contract

 D.C. United 

Quincy Amarikwa

Out of Contract

 D.C. United 

Bill Hamid

*Out of Contract*

 FC Dallas 

Eric Alexander

Out of Contract

 Houston Dynamo 

DaMarcus Beasley

Out of Contract

 Houston Dynamo 

A.J. DeLaGarza

Out of Contract

 Houston Dynamo 

Tyler Deric

Option Decline

 Los Angeles Football Club 

Steven Beitashour

Out of Contract

 Los Angeles Football Club 

Jordan Harvey

Out of Contract

 LA Galaxy 

Servando Carrasco

Option Decline

 LA Galaxy 

Matt Lampson

Option Decline

 LA Galaxy 

Juninho

Option Decline

 LA Galaxy 

Chris Pontius

Out of Contract

 Minnesota United FC

Sam Cronin

Option Decline

 Minnesota United FC

Lawrence Olum

Option Decline

 Minnesota United FC

Bobby Shuttleworth

Out of Contract

 Nashville SC 

Jalil Anibaba

Out of Contract

 New York Red Bulls 

Connor Lade

Option Decline

 New York Red Bulls 

Luis Robles

Option Decline

 Orlando City SC 

Will Johnson

Out of Contract

 Orlando City SC 

Sacha Kljestan

Out of Contract

 Philadelphia Union 

Aurelien Collin

Out of Contract

 Real Salt Lake 

Kyle Beckerman

Out of Contract

 Real Salt Lake 

Tony Beltran

Option Decline

 Real Salt Lake 

Nick Rimando

Out of Contract

 Real Salt Lake 

Kelyn Rowe

Out of Contract

 Seattle Sounders FC

Chad Marshall

Option Decline

Seattle Sounders FC

Alex Roldan 

Option Decline

 Sporting Kansas City 

Benny Feilhaber

Option Decline

 Sporting Kansas City 

Seth Sinovic

Out of Contract

 Sporting Kansas City 

Rodney Wallace

Option Decline

 Toronto FC 

Michael Bradley

Out of Contract

 Toronto FC 

Drew Moor

Option Decline

 Toronto FC 

Ashtone Morgan

Out of Contract

 

 

2019 MLS RE-ENTRY LIST

 

Atlanta United 

Mikey Ambrose

Out of Contract

 Chicago Fire FC 

Stefan Cleveland

Option Decline

 Chicago Fire FC 

David Ousted

Option Decline

 Chicago Fire FC 

Richard Sanchez

Option Decline

 Colorado Rapids 

Kofi Opare

Option Decline

 Colorado Rapids 

Dillon Serna

Out of Contract

 Columbus Crew SC 

Alex Crognale

Option Decline

 Columbus Crew SC 

David Guzman

Option Decline

 Columbus Crew SC 

Jordan Hamilton

Option Decline

 Columbus Crew SC 

Connor Maloney

Option Decline

 Columbus Crew SC 

Romario Williams

Out of Contract

 D.C. United 

Earl Edwards Jr.

Option Decline

 D.C. United 

Jalen Robinson

Out of Contract

 FC Cincinnati 

Corben Bone

Option Decline

 FC Cincinnati 

Roland Lamah

Option Decline

 FC Cincinnati 

Jimmy McLaughlin

Option Decline

 FC Cincinnati 

Blake Smith

Option Decline

 FC Dallas 

Cristian Colman

Option Decline

 FC Dallas 

Moises Hernandez

Option Decline

 Houston Dynamo 

Eric Bird

Option Decline

 Houston Dynamo 

Juan David Cabezas

Option Decline

 Houston Dynamo 

Darwin Ceren

Out of Contract

 Los Angeles Football Club 

Dejan Jakovic

Option Decline

 LA Galaxy 

Joao Pedro

Option Decline

 Minnesota United FC

Miguel Ibarra

Option Decline

 Minnesota United FC

Collin Martin

Option Decline

 Minnesota United FC

Rasmus Schuller

Option Decline

 Montreal Impact 

Anthony Jackson-Hamel

Option Decline

 n/a 

Charlie Lyon

Option Decline

 n/a 

Yura Movsisyan

Option Decline

 New England Revolution 

Juan Agudelo

Option Decline

 New England Revolution 

Cody Cropper

Out of Contract

 New England Revolution 

Brian Wright

Option Decline

 New York Red Bulls 

Vincent Bezecourt

Option Decline

 New York Red Bulls 

Marcus Epps

Option Decline

 New York Red Bulls 

Derrick Etienne

Option Decline

 New York Red Bulls 

Evan Louro

Option Decline

 New York Red Bulls 

Bradley Wright-Phillips

Out of Contract

 New York City FC 

Eric Miller

Option Decline

 Orlando City SC 

Cristian Higuita

Out of Contract

 Orlando City SC 

Shane O'Neill

Option Decline

 Orlando City SC 

Dillon Powers

Option Decline

 Orlando City SC 

Oriol Rosell

Option Decline

 Philadelphia Union 

R.J. Allen

Option Decline

 Philadelphia Union 

Fabinho

Option Decline

 Portland Timbers 

Kendall McIntosh

Option Decline

 Portland Timbers 

Diego Valeri

Option Decline

 Real Salt Lake 

Jordan Allen

Option Decline

 Real Salt Lake 

Alex Horwath

Option Decline

 Real Salt Lake 

Luke Mulholland

Option Decline

 Real Salt Lake 

Joao Plata

Option Decline

 Real Salt Lake 

Marcelo Silva

Option Decline

 San Jose Earthquakes 

Francois Affolter

Option Decline

 San Jose Earthquakes 

Jimmy Ockford

Option Decline

 Seattle Sounders FC

Saad Abdul-Salaam

Option Decline

 Seattle Sounders FC

Jonathan Campbell

Option Decline

 Seattle Sounders FC

Victor Rodriguez

Option Decline

 Seattle Sounders FC

Luis Silva

Option Decline

 Seattle Sounders FC

Roman Torres

Option Decline

 Sporting Kansas City 

Krisztian Nemeth

Out of Contract

 Toronto FC 

Caleb Patterson-Sewell

Option Decline

 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 

Victor Giro

Option Decline

 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 

Brett Levis

Out of Contract

 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 

Scott Sutter

Option Decline